How H-2B Bill Can Impact the Landscape Industry

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Mon, May, 04, 2015 @ 11:05 AM

IMG_1541Lawn & Landscape Magazine is a significant resource for business owners within the green industry. On the upcoming Twitter #Landscapechat, L&L and Corona Tools discuss the implications of congressional bill H-2B on landscape businesses. 

The H-2B program permits employers to temporarily hire non-immigrants to perform labor or services in the United States. The employment must be of a temporary nature for a limited period of time such as a one-time occurrence, seasonal need, peak load need or intermittent need. Currently, Congress has set the H-2B cap at 66,000 per fiscal year, with plenty of legalese surrounding the program. 

Cut through the mass of regulations and find out what H-2B means to your company with Lawn and Landscape Magazine and special guest, National Association of Landscape Professionals on this week's #Landscapechat  on Twitter.  

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools and partner Lawn and Landscape Magazine Digital Content Manager,  Kate Spirgen  @LawnLandscape for #Landscapechat on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 11 a.m. P.T.or 2 p.m. ET. Special guest includes Tom Delaney, Director of Government Affairs @the_NALP to discuss The Impact of H-2B. This is the Twitter chat where we come together with green industry experts and fellow landscape tweeps, each week to discuss all things related to landscape, since 2011.

Discussion Overview

Key takeaways for Understanding the Impact of H-2B will include:  

  • Why the green industry uses the H-2B program
  • The impact of immigration legislation and H-2B on the green industry
  • Understanding the latest ruling on immigration
  • Where H-2B stands now and a forecast for next season
  • The next steps for Washington DC and green industry
  • What you can do to help

Join the Conversation

Corona Tools Landscapechat

Don’t miss out on this exciting topic and join the conversation via Twitter. Just sign into #landscapechat with your Twitter ID and you can follow the conversation and share with the community. Be sure to add the hashtag to all your tweets or join us in the landscapechat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live event, you can still access the Storify recap, accessible 24/7 that will be posted following the live chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion. 

About Landscapechat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now landscapechat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries!

photo courtesy of Lawn & Landscape Magazine

Topics: Corona Tools, #Landscapechat, Lawn & Landscape, Impact of H-2B on the Green Industry

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